As Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has inched closer to securing the GOP nomination, he has started criticizing Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton in a preview of what’s to come in the general election campaign.
Trump gave a speech on foreign policy on Wednesday at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., during which he slammed the current administration’s failed approach to issues such as terrorism and refugees.
The GOP candidate specifically attacked Clinton for her actions during and following in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attacks that took the lives of four Americans.
“We have made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before,” Trump said. “Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS. And we’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy!”
But Obama has not been alone in his “weakening of America,” according to Trump, who also slammed Clinton for refusing to say the words “radical Islam” and pushing for a massive increase in refugees from the Middle East.
He then turned his attention to the terrorist attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi.
“After Secretary Clinton’s failed intervention in Libya, Islamic terrorists in Benghazi took down our consulate and killed our ambassador and three brave Americans,” the candidate said. “Then, instead of taking charge that night, Hillary Clinton decided to go home and sleep! Incredible.”
TRUMP: Hillary was not there to take the 3am call on Benghazi.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) April 27, 2016
As if abandoning our heroes in their time of need wasn’t bad enough, in the aftermath of the attack, Clinton blamed it on a video even though she knew the excuse was a “total lie.”
“Our ambassador was murdered and our secretary of state misled the nation — and by the way, she was not awake to take that call at 3 o’clock in the morning,” Trump said.
Bob Knight on Trump: “Under his administration, there will never be another thing like what happened in Benghazi.”
— Stephanie Wang (@stephaniewang) April 27, 2016
The real estate mogul has took the country by storm with promises to make us “great” again, and in his speech, he assured voters that he would fix the foreign policy flubs committed by Clinton and the Obama administration.
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